Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT”
Industrie 4.0, innovation 4.0 and economy 4.0 are all three further developments of ICT with Internet of Things as the enabler. The presentation will address these three developments and the results in what we call in the Netherlands Smart Industry, the acceleration of ICT application in our industry and the consequences of this trend in business, but also in the need of skills upgrading by many.
About Egbert-Jan Sol
Egbert -Jan Sol currently leads the Smart Industry Programme Office where he was seconded from TNO for 3 days / week. In addition, he is part-time professor at the Science Faculty of the Radboud University and is active within the EU as vice chairman of Effra ( Factories of the Future ) H2020.
TNO is an independent research organisation that employs some 3,000 specialists. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. We focus on transitions or changes in five social themes: Industry; Healthy Living; Defence, Safety & Security; Urbanisation and Energy.
Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.
The world is in anticipation of a fourth industrial revolution. This revolution is driven by giant leaps in ICT innovation and promises to radically alter the face of industry in the coming decades. Automated production systems using advanced robotics increasingly communicate with each other on detailed aspects of production, joining up hitherto fragmented manufacturing processes. By linking all steps in the value chain, a world of possibilities opens for companies, old and new.
TNO, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, VNO-NCW and the Chambers of Commerce and FME have taken the initiative to make a report on the meaning of Smart Industry for companies, knowledge institutions, and government in the Netherlands.